Writing is easy… just a matter of staring at blank page until your forehead bleeds-- Gene Fowler.
Gene Fowler was a screenwriter during the Golden Era of Hollywood. Today, we’d have to modify his quote to read “staring at a blank screen.” But the idea is the same. We struggle as writers. The screen stays blank. We wish for blood. Worse yet, we have no one else to commiserate with except other writers (thank goodness for she writes). We obsess. I obsessed about the title for my debut novel and even changed it after it was sold to St. Martin’s Press.
My novel was originally titled: L.I.E.
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I will return to my poem -- "Idiot Box" -- next week!!
Truly, the author of LIE.